Amber Heard at the Taormina Film Festival in Italy.
Hollywood actress Amber Heard at the Taormina Film Festival in Italy. Image Credit: Instagram\taorminafilmfestival

Hollywood actress Amber Heard arrived in style at the 69th Taormina Film Festival for the premiere of her movie 'In The Fire', marking her first major public appearance since losing the widely-covered Johnny Depp defamation trial.

Heard, 37, was seen smiling at the Taormina Film Festival in Italy last week. It marked her first red carpet event since the televised defamation trial with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, concluded a little over a year ago.

As per 'People', the 'Aquaman' actress walked the red carpet in a long black dress that featured a belt across her waist.

Praising her new film 'In The Fire', Heard told 'People': “It’s a beautiful movie about the almost supernatural effect and force of love. It is about the boundaries that love can cross and its creation, and really about the overwhelming power that love has.” She added: “I don’t want to sound cheesy about it, but it’s a movie about love."

In the supernatural thriller, Heard plays a "pioneering psychiatrist who sets out to treat a desperate child at a time when psychiatry is not yet a respected science”.

"Set in 1899, the film follows a 38-year-old American psychiatrist as she arrives on a rich farm in Colombia after being called to solve the case of a disturbed child following increasingly insistent accusations that the child is the devil," 'People' wrote, citing a press release. "While the woman tries to psychoanalyse the child, the nefarious events intensify and her 'cure' becomes a race to save the little boy from the fury of his fellow citizens, and perhaps, even from himself," according to the plot.

'In The Fire' director Conor Allyn and co-star Eduardo Noriega also attended the premiere at the Taormina Film Festival on Saturday, alongside Heard.

The star has largely stayed away from the public eye after losing the court battle, and moved to Spain with her daughter Oonagh Paige after selling her house in California.